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preseason games and the regular season will be in jeopardy and stadiums like this one will go unused which means lost revenue, which is something nobody wants. hello, again, you're in the cbs nn newsroom. -- cnn newsroom. in florida, a sensational murder trial is coming to an end. closing arguments are expected to begin tomorrow. anthony is accused of killing her young daughter three years ago, she's charged with aggravated child abuse and lying to police. a 71-year-old seattle grandfather has been arrested for a child murder more than five decades ago. police say jack daniel mccullough was living under an assumed name in a retirement community. he's accused of kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old girl in
1957 outside of chicago. here's a photo in today's "chicago sun times." police say the case went cold after he changed his name and joined the military. minnesota's government is now shut down, except for essential services. that means all state parks, the zoo and even rest areas are closed, forcing a lot of people to change their holiday plans. at issue, a plan over a budget deficit and whether taxes can be raised to offset it. it's a battle that pits a new democratic governor against a new republican majority in the legislature. and there's a new women's champ at wimbeldon, petra kvitova sealed the deal with an ace over maria sharpova. on the men's side, rafael nadal and ja coe vich will play for
the big prize tomorrow. and this is new video of the former imf chief being released. his accuser told substantial lies about her own background and the facts of this case. earlier i spoke to our legal guys about the strauss-kahn case. and they were fired up. >> i think this is the most electrifying legal development of the year, and i'm not going to be critical by the way of prosecution. they had forensics, they really didn't have a choice. this guy was gone. and the fact is that the opportunity for prosecution to develop the case, to get it to the grand jury was a relatively short window, but the -- to its credit, cyrus vance went public yesterday and said, look, there are such severe credibility issues that if we're going to do justice, at least in terms of meeting its burden beyond a reasonable doubt, the case has
to end, it just must end. and cyrus vance did the right thing. >> what's going on here, richard? yes, avery underscored there is some forensic evidence substantiating that something, there was some sort of contact between these two, at least that's the allegation and investigators want to stand by that, but they have a problem with the story of the alleged victim. how is it that perhaps -- i guess the story really needs to supercede that forensic evidence or at least match it and that's the problem here, it just doesn't match? >> fred, the great yogi berra coined the phrase it's not over till it's over, this case is over. this case will be dismissed and there's no way they can prosecute him for this. >> no way even if there's forensic evidence, there's no way they can go in regard. >> the defense says it was
consensual, number one, and this victim has now proven to be a liar on many issues, including, claiming he was gang raped, raped back in her own country. that was a lie. you cannot have a rape victim on the stand with her credibility on the line who previously claimed to have been raped and was not, that's for starters, 24 hours after the arrest, there's a jailhouse telephone conversation with her and her boyfriend who's in prison in arizona. and during the conversation, she is telling him, don't worry, this guy has a lot of money and i know what i'm doing. >> all right, avery and richard, there, always strong on all the cases that we cover. the media frenzy surrounding the dominic strauss-kahn story has been unbelievable. one photographer actually got into a scuffle outside of the strauss-kahn townhouse. police set up barriers across
the street to keep people back. one man got around the barrier and was con fronted by an officer who then made him leave. tomorrow we could be hearing from lawyers on both sides of the casey anthony murder trial. what are they likely to say? here again, what our legal guys have to say about that. [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience
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some other boats that are trying to do the same have been ordered to stay in greece. it's the 98th running of the grueling three-week tour de france. and one of the most closely watched murder cases in recent years is about to enter a critical new phase. closing arguments are set for tomorrow in the casey anthony trial. after that the fate of the young woman accused of killing her 2-year-old girl will be in the hands of the jury. our legal guys are back now with some thoughts on what we might expect. >> the prosecution will begin to lay out what they proved during the trial. and that's what they can do in a summation. and they will do it methodically as they presented their case, they will take the timeline, as to what they proved, they will absolutely stress the fact that for those 30, 31 days, she was going crazy, partying and hanging out while her daughter was either missing or dead, didn't tell anybody, and then
when she began the talk, a river of lies just kept coming out of her mouth, lie, lie, lie, why did she lie? because she's guilty. and then they will go into the forensics in the case. they will show the death band in her car, the smell of death in her car, the chloroform samplings in her car, it's a very circumstantial case, but the defense will have their day and if he can get a summation in without getting 500 objections from the prosecution and being scolded by the judge, i will be amazed because that's what i believe is going to happen. >> that's right. >> it's going to be tough for the defense. >> that's what's going to happen. i mean a judge has instructed the lawyers that during their closing arguments, that they must stick to evidence, so if you think about what jose baez presented in his opening statement, we're not going to see much of anything.
>> all right, as we told you, closing arguments for the casey anthony trial, expected to begin tomorrow morning and when it duds get started, you can watch the entire thing on our sister station hln. it's become an annual tradition, coming up in 60 seconds, a trip to the essence festival in new orleans and your holiday weekend forecast. the exelon patch -- it releases medication continuously for twenty-four hours. she uses one exelon patch daily for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time. the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose increases. patients may experience loss of appetite or weight. patients who weigh less than 110 pounds may experience more side effects. people at risk for stomach ulcers who take certain other medicines
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on the way in here, we stopped and talked to a panel, tavis smiley was there and they were talking a lot about what we need to do to lift our community up. >> it's a nice event, a multicultural event, to just learn about all the different things that the african population as well as other populations have to offer. it's been a great experience, it's a lot of fun, but there's also a lot more to offer. >> thousands of people turning out there in new orleans for the essence music festival. let's check with our karen maginess. new orleans, july, hot and sweaty. >> definitely, i just checked the temperature in new orleans, it's 98 degrees there. a shower might be helpful. we see a few showers scattered around new orleans. and a shower in mobile. but in new orleans, if you're going to the essence festival,
tank played last night on the roster. it looks like a 20% to 30% chance of showers over the next couple of days. so that's what we're looking at. as far as the heat goes, it's on across texas, sizzling hot temperatures here, not necessarily record setting, but it's so dry. for the past 35 years five works, this year, no fire works, the number one priority fire is right around los alamos where temperatures have been in the 90s. it's still breezy there today but we're not seeing those really high winds like we have seen over the past month or so. the largest amount of area that has seen fire activity has been texas, 3.2 million acres there burned this year. all right, got two pieces of video for you, one this is our i-report, this is coming out of marshall, minnesota, we have got a frontal system that's moving across the great lakes region.
our i-reporter sent this in. the firefighter, you think he's going to put out a fire, he did, but now he's going to cool off the alligator that managed to survive in a mud hole, there was about a 1,000 acre fire there. they put out the fire, and then put out the gator, but the gator wasn't on fire, he was just hot. >> he was cooling off in the mud. >> this is why they survive. >> they have been around a long time. you know, in daytona, it is hot and steamy, it is also a big nascar weekend. but that heat, that doesn't turn anybody off there. we're going to head out to the charlotte motor speedway, that's where i met up with these guys right here face to face. joey logano, jason leffler,
>> you may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves. >> okay, i was about to have a heart attack just watching that. that's a whole lot of energy coming your way. was this your cup of tea? did you like this? >> here's the thing, this movie helped me understand rihanna's relationship with chris brown, because i loved it on some level, but it beat the crap out of me. it is a serious pummeling on the eyes and ears. i wanted to call and report michael bay for assault afterwards. but it's a lot of robots fighting each other, just like the other movies. but with this one, it corrects the mistakes of the second film, which meant that this movie, i could see the robots fighting
and the plot made like even the smallest amount of sense, which was good. there was a peculiar thing about it, though, even in opportunity where they just had people -- it seems like the actors stage direction was to seem like they had snorted a lot of cocaine. it was just bonkers. it is insane, it's kind of better as an art installation than an actual movie. but it is really fun and beautiful in 3-d. really good to see it that way. >> so what's your grade on this one? >> this one really hovered on the brink for me. it was b-plus, a-minus, i ended up giving it a b-plus because i had to go do some yoga and calm down. >> it's making me feel like i'm having a heart attack already
and this is just the trailer. >> 2 1/2 hours. >> yoga moment. let's talk about tom hanks and julia roberts teaming up one more time. this romantic comedy, let's take a quick peek at larry crown. >> i was down sized, i'm here to make sure that never happens again. >> are you ready to go to work? >> economics i. master my course and you will take over the world. [ laughter ] >> how fast does it go? it's got power. >> want to join my gang? >> you're in a gang. >> what kind of thugs have you gotten involve in? >> just my college but buddies. >> the state requires a minimum of ten students per class, so, thanks.
>> is this 219? >> charlie wilson's war, this is a little reunion for them getting back together. did you like this one. >> you know, this movie is like a puppy that just had an accident on your white rug. it is adorable, but you're mad at the fact that it's so unsophistica unsophisticated. it this movie, it could have been great, tom hanks he has done everything to save this movie. he joins a scooter gang, he puts on a red scarf and you saw john tokay being off the wall funny. and julia roberts, is such an off the wall drunk that you would never think that tom hanks would fall in love with her. >> so he eshe's the teacher and
decides to go back to college and it's the typical student-teacher -- >> all she's like wah, wah, my students don't like me. i say, c. it was average. some people are going to be charmed, but i'm twe're too cyn for this these days. >> okay, you call them like you see them. happy fourth. >> thank you. >> she kills me. so in this week's travel insider, cnn meteorologist chad myers taking us to his favorite science museum. >> reporter: i'm chad myers and i'm going to show you one of the coolest places around atlanta, georgia that you probably have never heard of. behind me, the periodic table of
elements. i know you heard about it and you forgot about it. but here you get to look and you get to see what every one of these little elements does. ind indiam. it's that metal that's in your sprinkler head that melts in a fire and turns the water on. quartz and geods. where's the do not touch sign? there's not one, they want you to touch it. that's a piece of petrified wood. all about the earth, this is the mineral and gem side, there are other places too in here, some
di dinosaurs as well. you hit here, you make your own earthquake and a couple of aftershocks too, kind of cool. then you take a look at tworld, from the top of the world where you look down from the top of the world, in the clouds. then the lower core, the outer core and then the inner core. and no trip to a science museum would be complete for a meteorologist without coming over here and getting to touch a 112-pound meteor. chad myers, cnn, cartersville, georgia. and to weddings now, the british royals are getting some hands on experience during their tour of canada, and they have just arrived there and we'll take you live there in a moment. then we'll talk about this --
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own recognizance yesterday. americans planned to travel to the mexican border city of nuevo laredo. authorities have information that a mexican drug cartel plans to target americans in nuevo laredo for kidnappings and carjacking. kvitov upsets maria sharpova. . prince william and princess katherine are on their first official tour of canada and they just arrived at their next stop, montreal. our max foster is there. max, what will the duke and
duchess be doing today? >> reporter: some live pictures for you, you can see katherine speaking to various dignitaries from quebec as she just got off the plane at the airport and they're ready to set off to a children's hospital. you can hear behind me. and we have got pro monarchy fans, basically, of katherine and william. we have also got some anti-monarchy campaigners. you can hear them booming and shouting, they're competing with each other. most people here actually don't want the royal family. but a lot of people like william and katherine as well. they're going to go to a children's hospital and it's going to be a very emotional event for them, i think, there's some very, very sick children there, women with trouble ed pregnancies and also they're going to go to a premature baby
care unit. and then they're going to learn to cook. william knows how to cook already. but it's going to be some french canadian cooking. >> when will their next stop be? they have quite the itinerary, in fact? >> reporter: they really do, they take two cities in one day, and it gets more intensive. it's a huge country geographically speaking, they're going to go to an island where prince william is going to take part in a search and rescue william. they're going to get in boats and race each other. so that will be interesting. then they're going to go to the northwest territories and they're both going to play street hockey. katherine has been quite pleasant here, she's a very, very athletic person, she used to play hockey. so they're going to be competing with each other.
anyway they're going to travel around, they're going to end up at the calgary stampede. everyone's obsessed with what katherine is wearing every day. >> i'm sure she'll have quite the getup and some nice, clever boots to go horse back riding. max foster, appreciate that. so from canada, the couple will be heading to the west coast of the u.s., california for a working visit to l.a. they will kick off the royal agenda next friday with an exciting event for uk trade. then a reception at the british consul general's house, saturday, prince william plays in a charity polo match and then a black tie, red carpet dinner with hollywood execs. and then sunday they will be
visiting a school on skid row. and speaking of royal, how about this? royal wedding in monaco, with this ring, a 33-year-old swimmer from south africa, becomes princess charlene, marries mr. albert. richard quest talked to a royal watcher who says the new princess should take quite easily to the palace life. >> i think she's transformed over a number of years, she's been with albert now for five years, she's also used to be in the spotlight as an athlete. so that side of it is not new. she's famous in south africa in her own rite. >> prince albert and now
princess charlene announced their engagement last summer. so who doesn't dream about being a race car driver? i headed out with some of nascar's best who showed me the ropes. okay, i'm hooked, i want to be a race car driver. >> that was just the warm up. >> that was so awesome, i thought maybe i was going to close my eyes, but then i didn't want to miss anything. >> that was my interview with jason leffler and joey logano next.
the daytona 400 is tonight. guess what, logano already scored a huge win already this weekend last night finishing first at the nationwide series rates at daytona, right ahead of leffler, who came in second. con gre congratulations to them. i sat down with jason and joey. leer y here you and your family are living in connecticut and somewhere in spark of go-cart racing and dreams of something
bigger comes along. what was the evolution of that? >> it's crazy, my family wasn't into racing, you know, my father played baseball and basketball through high school and, you know, those are the things i tried first, but i think the fact that i wasn't good at any of them, i found something that i was pretty good at, i enjoy winning, no matter what it is, if it's not racing, it's playing a board game, whatever it is, i want to win. so i think i found something that i was good at and i was able to win at and i just liked it. i was the kid with the race car be and all the little match boxcars, that was this kid here, all the racing gear, all the nascar stuff and i was just fortunate that i was able to follow my dream and, i mean i never, ever thought i would be racing in the spring cup series like you said against jeff gordon and tony stewart, all these guys that i watched on tv. rick marti
rick -- mark martin, i had all his gear. i watched him on tv. and then i start right next to the guy. it's nuts. >> jason leffler knows exactly what logano means, but this guy just doesn't drive with professionals. he offered to take me around the speedway. it's an experience i'm still talking about, maybe too much. how fast are we going? >> as fast as it will go. probably 150, 160. >> i'm a complete novice, i have not gone past 90 before. >> you're in for a treat. >> is my stomach going to be able to handle it? >> i think so. >> is this one of your favorite tracks. >> this has been to be one of my favorite tracks. what's it like to go speeding around this charlotte motor
speedway, i'm about to find out, with jason leffler, right there. you see i'm not going to be driving, just the passenger. >> you have your standard manual transmission, the only thing that's different is that the steering wheel comes on and off. >> you know what i have noticed the steering, it's pretty close. generally you see your arms are stretched out. >> it's so your arms won't get tired. >> it's really about endurance being able to have the wheel so tight? >> it's physically demanding in racing, people don't realize, the heat, there's a lot, wrestling these heavy cars around for 300 to 500 miles is not easy. >> does this ever get to be kind
of old hat or do you get that rush every time. >> yeah, you get the rush every time, i mean it's what you live for and the only thing i have ever done is drive race cars and it's exciting. you know, it doesn't get any better than that. people ask what it's like to be a race car driver, it beats working for a living, that's for sure. >> whose idea was this? i'm actually really excited. and i know i'm in great hands with jason here, so if i'm going to have a first-time race car experience, this is the way to go. we're in a richard petty nascar experience vehicle, so here we go, let her rip. ready to go? all right. whooo! yeah, great.
whooo! >> okay, i'm hooked, i want to be a race car driver. >> that was just a warm up. >> that is awesome. >> that was just a warm up. >> that was so awesome. i naugthought maybe i was going close my eyes, but then i didn't want to miss anything. i was thinking to myself, here we're the only ones on the track, but the proximity to all the other cars, that's the real danger and all the risk involve, and the excitement too, right? >> and that's where the skill is. you know, you got a lot of
variables when you have other cars on the racetrack, obviously they're probably in the lane you want to be in. you're getting dirty air, what we call dirty air, you're getting the wake off of their car, which makes your car handle different, and it's all about how you work traffic and handle your car in traffic. >> it seems like one of the hardest parts is really not to touch another vehicle. >> yeah, it's tough, especially when you get 42 other cars out there. and there's 42 other competitive race car drivers so everybody's fighting for the same piece of real estate out there. that's where you see the wrecks happen. >> you really don't want to be trading paint? >> no, you really don't. you have to do what you got to do when it comes down to the end of the race. the ideal thing is not to be running into each other. >> have you counted the wrecks that you have had? >> no i couldn't count the
wrecks. >> they have been that numerous? >> i can't tell you how many times i have been upside down, not in track racing, but in dirt racing, i can't tell you how many times i have flipped. >> i have been reliving there almost every day. we'll be back with jason leffler and joey logano tomorrow. michele bachmann kicks off her bus tour and she says deciding where to begin was an easy choice. >> i was first in the nation, and it's very important to be here and very a presence here because the values and the opinions that people have in iowa count, they count for the nation. >> that story next. plus if you're looking for tips on living healthier and longer, who better to learn from than the 65-plus crowd, dr. bill explains next. take tylenol arthritis and maybe up to six in a day... or choose aleve and two pills for a day free of pain.
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2008. 1,000 americans are added every day to this survey and then asked very specific questions. it comes in six major categories, it involves six major questions about life evaluation, entirely how are you doing now and how do you think you're going to be doing five years from now. and emotional health, how is life going or are you depressed? and physical problems and how they interfere with your daily life, and what are you doing about it? and how many sick days have you had in the past month as well. and a variety advertise of healthy behaviors, what kind of stress do you have at work, what is your boss like, what are your colleagues like and then a very important category, access to
life's necessity. things like access to fresh water, a dentist and things like fresh fruit and produce. >> what does it mean if your well-being score is low? >> well, the scores come from the answers to all these questions that they ask. and the research behind the well-being index say that a low score correlates with a person that will have high demands on the health care system and will need more resources, because as americans get older and we are, there will be more and more need for these kinds of healthy resources. so younger people can adjust their life now and can monitor that with the well-being index are less likely to have problems down the road and more likely to enjoy the golden years. >> those who scored the highest in the well-being index, apparently they didn't lead in all the categories, tell us where they did score high and where's the room for
improvement? >> going back to those six categories, seniors scored pretty low, physical health and you would expect that because your health deteriorates as you get old, life gets more complicated, but seniors are more resilient and many get themselves into a got held care system with good doctors and a supportive family and they can endure. some seniors, many seniors living alone or living on the economic fringe don't have access to all that they need to have a successful life. but the well-being index is a composite store, when you add all the seniors together, they still outscored and then younger scores right behind them. it's the middle aged folks that have the most problems. >> dr. bill, thank you very much. have a happy holiday weekend too. >> thanks very much. we'll talk politics now,
michele bachmann is spending the first week of her presidential campaign in iowa for the entire fourth of july weekend. >> reporter: i'm here at the bloomberg diner in iowa city, iowa where republican candidate michele bachmann left just a few hours ago, she came here to speak with supporters, to answer questions, she is kicking off her iowa state bus tour, she kicked it off here at this diner, she's got two other events later on this evening, including pairing up with some iowa tea party leaders this evening. earlier at the diner when she was here, i was the only reporter allowed to engage in a bit of a q & a with her. take a look at some of the
questions i asked. is the iowa caucuses very important to you? >> it is very important to her. >> reporter: in that q&a that i had with her, i said congresswoman, the person who emerges as the winner of the iowa caucuses doesn't always go on to become the republican nominee. she said it's important for ana candidate to have a presence in iowa and she called it the breadbasket of the world. >> for the latest in political news, you know where to go, cnnpolitics.com. maria shriver filing for a divorce, a look at some of the other top stories of the day next. ave nothing to eat sure you do. hey! you can have the pop tart! pillsbury toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat even if you think your mattresses is just fine,
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all right, just minutes away from more newsroom, but this time with don lemon. very patriotic, happy fourth. >> i saw it at a debate in manchester, washington. >> well, it's all american. >> we're going to be talking about that too, can it make you a republican. we'll talk about that, that's what they say, fourth of july. we're going to be following up on a story we did last week, and you talked about it as well. a woman in rochester, new york
videotaped police on her front lawn. >> i did nothing. >> you remember that? she was arrested for obstruction. the case was dropped. we're going to talk to her. and someone else who's involve in this story as well who knows all about it, someone who lives in the community and also works for one of the local news organizations and then a little bit later on, fellow soldiers, honoring one of their own, fallen in combat in afghanistan. but if you look at this, this man was serving as an openly gay soldier, fred, his parents are honoring his memory by fighting for same-sex marriage in arizona. and a lawmaker in the state who wants to outlaw gay marriage. and everyone in his unit was very supportive of him. and of course he was killed in combat. and when this happens, everyone there accepts it, why are you
fighting against it? >> very contentious. >> a big holiday weekend. >> also just got back from new orleans. everyone's like where's fredericka. >> not this time, sorry. >> it's not the same without you. >> yeah, right, i'm sure that's what you were thinking. did you have a little bit of benier srk benier's? >> yes, and i had some barbecue shrimp. i thought they wanted to tap my autograph and take pictures. they say are you from cnn? i say yes, and they say where's fredericka? >> we'll see you at the top of the hour. look at our top stories right now. attorneys for arizona shooting suspect jared loughner will keep fighting his forced medication, they have appealed a federal judge's decision wednesday and
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